Organic Acreage

The Economist questions organic farming:

But as global food prices soar, hurting the poor in particular, environmentalists may find organic farming trickier to promote. Organic farming produces far less than conventional intensive methods, and so more land must be farmed for the same yield.

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  1. Is myopia a way of life? Does the economist not know how ‘conventional’ farming practices get their results? Massive fossil-fuel based fertilizer inputs. As those supplies dwindle the only way we’re going to be feeding ANYONE on the land we have available is by encouraging sustainable and organic farming techniques.

    Very frustrating.

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